Ultimately, Paty was murdered and beheaded on Oct. 16 by an 18-year-old Chechen Muslim refugee named Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov, who was himself caught and killed by police as he attempted to flee the scene.
Paty's brutal murder, which was condemned as an act of Islamic terrorism by French President Emmanuel Macron, galvanized the French population and caused huge numbers of French citizens to publicly display cartoons of Muhammad in solidarity with Paty and principles of free expression.
This has served to further enrage the Muslim world, which has called for boycotts of French goods. Macron, for his part, has responded by condemning the "separatism" of France's large Muslim community, which he views as a threat to national security.
The anti-France anger has become so acute in some countries that France's foreign ministry warned its citizens traveling there on Tuesday to avoid all public gatherings and to specifically avoid dangerous protests occurring in those countries. Those countries include Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Mauritania. A statement released by the foreign ministry stated, "It is recommended to exercise the greatest vigilance, especially while travelling, and in places that are frequented by tourists or expatriate communities," according to Reuters.
In addition to violent protests and calls for boycott, Turkish thug dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly questioned Macron's health for his refusal to crack down on displays of the cartoon, which led the French government to recall its ambassador from Turkey.
This story has been updated.